• WordNet 3.6
    • n pneumonia respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia
    • n Pneumonia (Med) Inflammation of the lungs. Catarrhal pneumoniaorBroncho-pneumonia , is inflammation of the lung tissue, associated with catarrh and with marked evidences of inflammation of bronchial membranes, often chronic; -- also called lobular pneumonia, from its affecting single lobules at a time.Croupous pneumonia, or ordinary pneumonia, is an acute affection characterized by sudden onset with a chill, high fever, rapid course, and sudden decline; -- also called lobar pneumonia, from its affecting a whole lobe of the lung at once. See under Croupous.Fibroid pneumonia is an inflammation of the interstitial connective tissue lying between the lobules of the lungs, and is very slow in its course, producing shrinking and atrophy of the lungs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pneumonia Inflammation of the tissues of the lung, as distinct from inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchitis) and from inflammation of the serous covering of the lungs (pleuritis). Also called pneumonitis
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pneumonia inflammation of the tissues of the lungs—also Pneu′monī′tis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni`a, fr. pney`mwn, pl. pney`mones the lungs, also, pley`mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. Pneumatio Pulmonary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. pneumatikospneum-a, -atos, wind, air—pnein, to blow, to breathe.


In literature:

Mama died with pneumonia.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
On the way he suffered exposure and caught pneumonia.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
The father had pneumonia; the son later developed it; ergo, he must have inherited it.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Had pneumonia in the autumn.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Pneumonia, outdoor treatment for, 21; trend of death rate from, 285.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Sir Nicholas was bled to reduce the fever of the pneumonia that had attacked him.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
The principal scourges are black-water fever and dysentery, besides ordinary malarial fever, malarial ulcers, pneumonia and bronchitis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
If I am any judge, it is pneumonia, and a bad case at that.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The very first day after his arrival from the base after an attack of pneumonia he was caught by a sniper.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
But in December of that second winter John Lurvey died suddenly of pneumonia.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens

In news:

Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif, according to his spokesman, A.
Pneumonia battle was ' touch and go '.
Pneumonia battle was 'touch and go'.
I am finally able to start back with exercise after being out for a week and a half with pneumonia.
Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification church , is dead from complications of pneumonia.
Moon dies at 92 after being hospitalized with pneumonia.
Sun Myung Moon passed away at 92 after being hospitalized with Pneumonia.
Health officials say flu and pneumonia are major causes of illness and death among Hispanics.
Ventilator-associated pneumonia ( VAP ) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections and can impact more than 20% of mechanically ventilated patients.
The cause was pneumonia, a publicity agent, Howard Bragman, said.
Fewer gross pneumonia lesions at weaning than the control pigs, and they.
Joseph Kimani of Kenya, a dominant runner on the American road race circuit in the mid- 1990s , has died of pneumonia at the age of 40, KIMbia Athletics reports.
Health Q & A: Drugs for stomach acid add no more risk of pneumonia.
Jack Kevorkian has been admitted to Beaumont Hospital for pneumonia and kidney problems.
Defensive tackle Mike Patterson (viral pneumonia) and safety Kurt Coleman (chest) also are out.

In science:

Applying network theory to epidemics: Modelling the spread and control of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Random graphs as models of networks
Newman, Applying network theory to epidemics: control measures for mycoplasma pneumoniae outbreaks, Emerging Inf.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
Compare the chap who deliberately took his cold out into sleety weather so it would turn to pneumonia, which can be cured.
Astrophysics in 2006